Tag Archives: Windows 8

Goodbye Windows 8

Good bye and I’m sorry, but I’m not going to miss you. I’ve gone back to Windows 7. I persevered for about 18 months and there are some good bits but on balance I work better with Windows 7. I’ll … Continue reading

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Windows 9 is coming

Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users, and yes it will have a Start button.

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Change your Windows 7 password

Watch this video from Microsoft. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-change-password-hint#1TC=windows-7 There’s also a simpler way but you can’t change your password hint. This one also works in Windows 8. Hit Crtl , Alt and Del – you’ll see.

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File Explorer

Its in the task bar bottom left. It looks like a bunch of biege files. Click on it to explore what you have on your PC

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Windows 8 Antivirus

Many new PCs come with a 1 month trial of Norton or McAfee – but when that trial is up you’ll have to pay a subscription. Much more economical is to use the built-in antivirus called Windows Defender. Its free … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 – add Apps to Start

Move the mouse around the Start Screen and you’ll see a Down Arrow. Click on that and you’ll get all the Apps that are available. Select those you want on your Start Screen with a right click.

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Windows 8.1

  Windows 8.1 is out. It doesn’t address many of the complaints that PC and laptop users have with the original Windows 8. Its also a huge download and has to be downloaded onto each device separately. I’m holding back … Continue reading

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Organising your Files – Windows Vista, 7 and 8

You can organise your files in “Details” view by switching on or off which columns show. Most people know they can list them by date, or file name or even size, but other criteria are available. Just have a look … Continue reading

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Windows 8 – here’s a useful menu

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Windows 8 – Add Apps

If you haven’t seen Windows 8 you’ll be wondering what I’m talking about. If you have got Windows 8 you’ll be glad of this. It’s supposed to beĀ intuitiveĀ – well it is when you know how!   Download and print this … Continue reading

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